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Russia, Turkey agree to conduct joint patrols in northern Syria to establish new ‘safe zone’
A Kurdish official confirmed that U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces had completed their withdrawal from the region
US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump’s Syria withdrawal
"I trusted them with my life ... I fought with these guys and watched them die for us."
Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads of terrorists’ if truce deal fails
Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe...
Russia-backed Syrian forces enter Kurdish-held region amid US retreat
Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than...
Most US troops leaving Syria as Turkish invasion pushes further into Kurdish territory
As of Sunday, President Trump had not ordered all US troops to withdraw from Syria.
Iraq to the future: How Trump’s Syria reversal reflects the unlearned lessons of America’s forever wars
America's Kurdish allies will now find themselves at the mercy of Erdoğan, a man who labeled "the world's largest stateless nation" as a terrorist insurgency that threatens his iron fist.
US commander who oversaw defeat of ISIS: 11,000 Kurds died fighting by our side. Now we’re screwing them over
"This policy abandonment threatens to undo five years' worth of fighting against ISIS and will severely damage American credibility and reliability in any future fights where we need strong allies"
Hundreds of lawmakers demand a clear Syria strategy from Trump in a forceful bipartisan letter
Hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday arguing that the United States should remain engaged with the conflict in Syria, saying...
The Pentagon won’t say if the fight against ISIS in Syria is over (It isn’t)
The Pentagon's chief spokesman wouldn't confirm that the last battle for ISIS territory is still going on.
The Syria withdrawal and Pentagon spin: When ‘plan’ and ‘decisions’ don’t mean anything
The words "plan" and "decisions" allow defense officials to play all sorts of rhetorical games about the Syria withdrawal.
The battle for the last ISIS enclave is edging toward its end
The operation to take ISIS last enclave in eastern Syria looked close to an end on Wednesday, with no sign of clashes as U.S.-backed fighters said they were combing the...
Iranian, Syrian military chiefs demand US withdraw its troops from Syria
Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force if they did not...
Just ‘a few hundred’ ISIS fighters left in final Syria battle, US envoy says
ISIS is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its final Syrian stronghold, although it may have 15,000-20,000...
CENTCOM commander Gen. Votel: ISIS will be back
"We will see low level attacks. We'll see assassinations. We'll see IED attacks. We'll see ambush-type things as they begin to emerge from this."
CENTCOM commander Gen. Votel: ‘No pressure’ to withdraw from Syria by specific date
The general overseeing U.S. forces in the Middle East said on Thursday that he was under no pressure to withdraw forces from Syria by any specific date, after President Donald...
What withdrawal? Hundreds of US troops to remain in Syria
U.S. troops will remain along Syria's border with Turkey and at the al-Tanf garrison
Sen. Graham tells Shanahan that leaving Syria is ‘the dumbest f*****g idea I’ve ever heard’
"I am now your adversary, not your friend."
ISIS is on death’s doorstep in Syria
The Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where U.S.-backed forces estimate a few...
US-backed militia are working to evacuate civilians trapped by ISIS
A U.S.-backed militia has sent trucks to the edge of Islamic State's dwindling territory in eastern Syria to evacuate hundreds of civilians as well as surrendering fighters, many of them...
CENTCOM commander Gen. Votel recommends arming, aiding Syrian fighters after pullout
The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on ISIS
The US-led assault on the final ISIS stronghold in Syria is underway
U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State's last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as U.S.-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize it
Withdrawal of US forces in Syria likely to start in ‘weeks,’ CENTCOM commander says
The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the top U.S. commander overseeing American forces in...
Hundreds of ISIS fighters could end up in Guantanamo Bay
Holding Islamic State suspects at Guantanamo is still a viable option, Trump administration officials say on the heels of a U.S. appeal to other nations to take home their nationals...
Veterans in Congress attack Trump’s case for withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghanistan
Rep. Seth Moulton was one of several veterans currently serving in Congress who picked apart the president's rationale for leaving Syria and Afghanistan
Syria withdrawal not ‘the end of America’s fight’ against ISIS, Pompeo reassures allies
Pompeo — addressing foreign ministers and other senior officials from 79 countries that have worked alongside the United States in fighting the militant group in Syria and Iraq — said...